The 2,000 Units on the Boards For AU Park and Tenleytown

by UrbanTurf Staff

The development pipeline around Tenleytown and AU Park picked up some momentum over the last six months. In late 2019, the long-delayed Superfresh development was given a key approval and a raze permit could be approved soon for the new development at the site of The Dancing Crab. Below, we run down the developments on the boards for the neighborhoods. 

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The Fox Headquarters Redevelopment

Donohoe Development has plans to raze and replace the office building and radio tower at 5151 Wisconsin Avenue NW (map) with a six-story, 230-unit residential development in late 2021. A narrow four-story building would deliver an additional 50 units fronting 42nd Street, separated by an alley from the rest of the housing. The project would have 230 underground parking spaces, and roughly 8 percent of the units would be inclusionary zoning. 5151 Wisconsin is currently the headquarters for WTTG Fox 5, which will vacate the building in the summer of 2021. 


The Urban Investment Partners-helmed office-to-residential development at 4620-4624 Wisconsin Avenue NW (map) will create an 8-story, 146-unit building that will include more than 12,000 square feet of retail and 58 below-grade parking spaces. The unit mix will span from studios to a few two-bedrooms, and 15 of the apartments will be set aside for households earning up to 60 percent of area median income (AMI). Hickok Cole is the architect.

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Dancing Crab Redevelopment

Raze applications were filed at the end of March for the former Dancing Crab at 4615 Wisconsin Avenue NW (map) and 4611 41st Street NW (map). If approved, the buildings will be razed to make way for a seven-story building with 41 apartments above a restaurant on the ground floor. 

The two two-bedroom units in the development will be set aside as inclusionary zoning units for households earning up to 60 percent AMI, while an additional one-bedroom would be for a household earning up to 50 percent AMI. There will also be five garage and four alley parking spaces. Bonstra|Haresign is the architect.

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The Ladybird

In December, the DC Zoning Commission voted unanimously to approve a planned unit development (PUD) for the former Superfresh grocery site just off Massachusetts Avenue, more than four years after the concept was introduced. 

The project from Valor Development and Torti Gallas + Partners will deliver a 214-unit mixed-use building and five townhouses at 4330 48th Street NW (map) atop a 13,000 square foot MOM's Organic Market grocery store. The overall proposal for the site has not changed much since its first iteration when it was envisioned as a six-story project with 250 units and a grocery store.

4000 Wisconsin

After staving off potential foreclosure last year, Donohoe Development is still planning to redevelop 4000 Wisconsin Avenue NW (map). Plans are to replace the existing building with a seven-story development delivering 716 apartments atop retail and a health club. Designed by SK+I Architecture, the new development would have 883 parking spaces in addition to 325 bicycle spaces.

City Ridge

Work continues on the ten-acre former site of the Fannie Mae headquarters at 3900 Wisconsin Avenue NW (map). The project will restore the Equitable Life building while delivering the city's first Wegmans on the cellar level. Overall, the development will deliver up to 700 residential units; offices, retail, hotel and cultural space; and up to 1,400 below-grade parking spaces. The buildings will deliver on a rolling basis and will be complete in the third quarter of 2022. Roadside Development and Sekisui House are the developers; Shalom Baranes is the architect.

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/au-park-and-tenley-rundown/16774

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